I have the world's most wonderful friends! Heartfelt thanks to everyone who posted, emailed, and/or snailmailed birthday wishes and gifts for me. You're the best, and I'm most grateful for your kindness! I'll be doing my best to catch up with everyone as soon as possible. (It's bizarre for me to realize that this is my last year as a thirtysomething. ;) Ah well, so it goes.)
In other news, my most recent StarShipSofa "History of the Genre" segment, which discusses Jules Verne's "lost" novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century, is now available in the latest episode of the podcast. You can download it or listen to it here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of my past podcast segments, with links, is available here.)
In case you haven't seen it or you'd like to catch it again, I'll leave you with a fun video that's been making the rounds: I Am Harry Potter (An Interview with Daniel Radcliffe):
"I thought I was an actor playing a wizard, but really I'm a wizard playing an actor."
- Daniel Radcliffe, I Am Harry Potter